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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Kenton County is 161,915, which is 6.90% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 8.45% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Kenton County population density is 985.20 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 108.48 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Kenton County is white, which represent 90.62% of the total population. The average Kenton County education level is higher than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 161,915. #3

Population Growth Since 2000, #40

Kenton County

Population Density, #3

Kenton County
985.20 per square mile
108.48 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:146,730 (90.62%, #96)
Black:7,508 (4.64%, #33)
Hispanic:4,547 (2.81%, #29)
Asian:1,751 (1.08%, #12)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):464 (0.29%, #31)
One Race, Other:2,159 (1.33%, see rank)
Two or More Races:3,303 (2.04%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:251 (14.33%, see rank)
Chinese:533 (30.44%, see rank)
Filipino:154 (8.79%, see rank)
Japanese:126 (7.20%, see rank)
Korean:86 (4.91%, see rank)
Vietnamese:62 (3.54%, see rank)
Asian, Other:539 (30.78%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

135,244 (83.53%) out of the total population of 161,915 reported first ancestry.

 Kenton County% of the Total PopulationKentuckyU.S.
Arab4870.30%, see rank0.29%0.56%
Czech2440.15%, see rank0.11%0.47%
Danish1590.10%, see rank0.10%0.42%
Dutch2,3321.44%, see rank1.13%1.40%
English17,40710.75%, see rank10.29%8.02%
French4,0392.49%, see rank1.82%3.34%
German58,44136.09%, see rank14.75%15.03%
Greek4750.29%, see rank0.15%0.41%
Hungarian7440.46%, see rank0.17%0.46%
Irish30,39518.77%, see rank12.51%10.80%
Italian6,7074.14%, see rank1.99%5.52%
Norwegian5980.37%, see rank0.32%1.42%
Polish1,8021.11%, see rank0.83%3.01%
Portuguese1140.07%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian1990.12%, see rank0.21%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2,2471.39%, see rank1.37%0.99%
Scottish3,0451.88%, see rank1.88%1.72%
Subsaharan African5010.31%, see rank0.85%0.95%
Swedish5730.35%, see rank0.37%1.27%
Swiss2960.18%, see rank0.24%0.30%
Ukrainian640.04%, see rank0.08%0.31%
American13,8838.57%, see rank20.66%7.12%
Welsh1,5940.98%, see rank0.52%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 79,822 (49.30%, see rank)
Females: 82,093 (50.70%, see rank)

Kenton County
Male: 49.30%
Female: 50.70%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Kenton County
36.30 years old
38.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Kenton County
35.40 years old
37.00 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Kenton County
37.50 years old
39.70 years old
38.80 years old

 Kenton County% of the Total PopulationKentuckyU.S.
Under 5 years11,6277.18%, see rank6.34%6.36%
5 to 9 years11,0616.83%, see rank6.44%6.51%
10 to 14 years10,8666.71%, see rank6.56%6.59%
15 to 19 years10,0866.23%, see rank6.59%6.85%
20 to 24 years10,2926.36%, see rank7.01%7.13%
25 to 34 years24,05414.86%, see rank12.91%13.47%
35 to 44 years21,27413.14%, see rank12.97%12.96%
45 to 54 years23,59714.57%, see rank14.30%14.09%
55 to 64 years19,83312.25%, see rank12.86%12.29%
65 to 74 years10,8866.72%, see rank8.08%7.64%
75 to 84 5,4583.37%, see rank4.25%4.25%
85 years and over2,8811.78%, see rank1.69%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Kenton CountyKentuckyU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population107,983, 100%2,939,709209,056,129
Less Than High School12,184, 11.28%, see rank16.54%13.67%
High School Graduate32,061, 29.69%, see rank33.73%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree32,510, 30.11%, see rank27.96%29.09%
Bachelor Degree20,256, 18.76%, see rank12.86%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree10,972, 10.16%, see rank8.92%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.61, see rank13.0413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Kenton County KentuckyU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten5,15068.72%31.28%75.59%24.41%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)17,21582.00%, see rank18.00%, see rank88.54%11.46%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)8,92478.10%, see rank21.90%, see rank88.73%11.27%90.60%9.40%
College8,41681.01%, see rank18.99%, see rank82.22%17.78%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,87873.22%, see rank26.78%, see rank75.35%24.65%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Kenton CountyKentuckyU.S.
Total Households61,962, 100%1,702,235116,211,092
Average Household Size2.57, see rank2.502.63
1 Person Households17,961, 28.99%, see rank28.11%27.57%
2 or More Person Households44,001, 71.01%, see rank71.89%72.43%
Family Households (Families)40,005, 64.56%, see rank66.64%66.22%
Average Family Size3.29, see rank3.133.32
Married-Couple Family28,480, 45.96%, see rank49.17%48.42%
Nonfamily Households21,957, 35.44%, see rank33.36%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Kenton County%KentuckyU.S.
15 Years and Over Total128,361see rank3,535,619252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over62,659100%, see rank1,722,001123,281,364
Never Married21,45534.24%, see rank31.04%35.77%
Married31,36950.06%, see rank53.89%52.04%
Widowed1,7242.75%, see rank2.93%2.57%
Divorced8,11112.94%, see rank12.14%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over65,702100%, see rank1,813,618129,692,771
Never Married18,60728.32%, see rank24.47%29.48%
Married31,66848.20%, see rank51.24%49.19%
Widowed5,8088.84%, see rank10.21%9.16%
Divorced9,61914.64%, see rank14.09%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Kenton County%KentuckyU.S.
Native158,00297.58%, see rank96.63%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence97,26160.07%, see rank69.96%58.73%
Born in Different State59,93837.02%, see rank26.02%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
8030.50%, see rank0.64%1.42%
Foreign Born3,9132.42%, see rank3.37%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,5320.95%, see rank1.20%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship2,3811.47%, see rank2.17%7.09%
Born In Europe7490.46%, see rank0.50%1.53%
Born In Asia1,2120.75%, see rank1.10%3.82%
Born In Africa3170.20%, see rank0.28%0.55%
Born In Oceania310.02%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,4600.90%, see rank1.39%6.83%
Born In Northern America1440.09%, see rank0.08%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Kenton County%KentuckyU.S.
English58,66394.68%, see rank94.34%79.39%
Spanish1,7502.82%, see rank2.78%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages9431.52%, see rank1.55%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages4240.68%, see rank0.92%3.36%
Other1820.29%, see rank0.41%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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